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Forcing the Church Books Open
« on: March 13, 2006, 04:44:03 PM »
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One financial disclosure bill was killed in Massachusetts, but the debate lives on.
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Re: Forcing the Church Books Open
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2006, 04:48:09 PM »
Eh, the story will pop up again in another state in a slightly altered form.  One of the states will pass it, and then hold on for a few years worth of legal wrangling.
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Re: Forcing the Church Books Open
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2006, 06:59:04 PM »
I don't think they should be open to any government entity, but there should be full disclosure to the church members . . . without having to jump through hoops, or made to feel it's wrong to ask.  I know that many parishes have an audit committee and conduct annual audits by outside firms, but many do not.  That also should be a requirement.  That way there won't be any doubts or surprises.
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Re: Forcing the Church Books Open
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2006, 07:57:45 AM »
Full financial disclosure also gives the members an idea of what kind of situation the archdiocese is in in order to know how much of an appeal is needed, etc.
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